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by wingnut
03 Oct 2018 14:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT - I don’t know what to call it
Replies: 143
Views: 16325

Re: BFT - I don’t know what to call it

Can someone educate me on this new tactic of defending corners by having all 11 players in or on the edge of the penalty area, even when we're level or trailing? I could understand it if we were defending a lead but we're doing it right from the start of matches. Being Reading, of course, we're addi...
by wingnut
20 Sep 2018 20:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 205
Views: 18870

Re: BFTG - Norwich

The recurring thread for me throughout the match was how stupendously weak we were, all over the pitch, continually bouncing off the Norwich players, and routinely losing 50:50s. It was only in the period where we passed the ball with some pace and so avoided having to compete physically that we lo...
by wingnut
20 Sep 2018 10:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 205
Views: 18870

Re: BFTG - Norwich

Absolutely atrocious performance, we are not turning a corner if anything we are getting worse. Thought John Swift was the only bright spark for Reading he was creative strong on the ball and played some excellent passes, fair play to him . I actually thought Aluko was alright too although clearly ...
by wingnut
20 Sep 2018 09:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 205
Views: 18870

Re: BFTG - Norwich

My opinion on Gunter (I'm sure you're all desperate to hear it) , is that he's a safety-first player, currently lacking confidence not only in himself but also in the rest of the team. The reason he passes backwards or sideways so much is that he either can't see a safe route for the ball forwards o...
by wingnut
20 Sep 2018 09:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 205
Views: 18870

Re: BFTG - Norwich

I don't want to talk about the match but I know how much you all respect my opinions so I will. For your benefit. I won't talk about the first half as it was literally (and I mean that) painful to watch. I winced in pain throughout. We played with such great intensity For long periods in the second...
by wingnut
20 Sep 2018 09:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 205
Views: 18870

Re: BFTG - Norwich

The recurring thread for me throughout the match was how stupendously weak we were, all over the pitch, continually bouncing off the Norwich players, and routinely losing 50:50s. It was only in the period where we passed the ball with some pace and so avoided having to compete physically that we lo...
by wingnut
09 Apr 2018 08:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Preston -Home
Replies: 96
Views: 15668

Re: BFTG - Preston -Home

Bottle tops aren’t confiscated because the bottles make better missiles - it’s because the bottles don’t crush under foot with their tops on, meaning that you could twist your ankle if you stood on one when not expecting to. Anyway, the game: not one for the purists really. Little skill on display f...
by wingnut
21 Mar 2018 14:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam Gone
Replies: 340
Views: 30045

Re: Stam Gone

I think that the fact that the club have waited until Wednesday morning to make the announcement means that they've at least been looking for someone since the match on Saturday. With Stam not doing the post-match press rounds it now looks like he was given his marching orders straight afterwards - ...
by wingnut
07 Mar 2018 17:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Message to Tim Dellor and Konathon Low
Replies: 75
Views: 9482

Re: Message to Tim Dellor and Konathon Low

Doesn't really matter whether it's all or just a few fans (& I'm not saying it's my opinion either), it's clear that there's vocal group of fans unhappy with what Stam's doing. Dellor himself is pretty vocal on the team's and specific individuals' performances and he appears to soft-pedal those ...
by wingnut
07 Mar 2018 14:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Message to Tim Dellor and Konathon Low
Replies: 75
Views: 9482

Re: Message to Tim Dellor and Konathon Low

I do think Dellor pulls his punches way too much in his post-match interviews - but I think it's because he's too scared of pissing Jaap off (or whoever is our manager - this isn't a recent phenomenon). The phone-ins from fans have been rightly seething, with more than one caller saying that Stam's ...
by wingnut
07 Mar 2018 14:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bolton
Replies: 74
Views: 11782

Re: BFTG - Bolton

That report from the Wanderers fan is about right - we're unable to play out from defence because we can't handle being placed under pressure. He was right about Holmes too - ALF beat him for pace almost every time (there was one decent tackle Holmes put on him when both were sprinting but that was ...
by wingnut
05 Feb 2018 08:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT Appalling mess at home
Replies: 151
Views: 20786

Re: BFT Appalling mess at home

Must admit I was shocked to hear our own fans booing our own player - even though he was garbage. But, for all the faults of our defence (& there are loads), the main problem with our side at the moment is in the middle. There's no drive with the ball, seemingly little ability to win it back whe...
by wingnut
28 Oct 2017 21:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Middlesbrough
Replies: 154
Views: 19950

Re: BFTG - Middlesbrough

Royal Rother
wingnut It’s just so fcuking boring watching us these days.


Same as last season.

1 kick away from the PL but I’d rather watch TTT and Branfoot teams than Stam’s any day.

True.

We haven’t been an exciting/ entertaining side to watch since 2012 and then only for half a season.
by wingnut
28 Oct 2017 19:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Middlesbrough
Replies: 154
Views: 19950

Re: BFTG - Middlesbrough

Yeah that was garbage. It’s just so fcuking boring watching us these days - everyone looks like they’re wading through treacle when we have the ball. I end up longing for the opposition to get the ball because at least it’ll then be moved around quickly. As others have said I just can’t understand o...
by wingnut
06 Apr 2017 14:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Play off dates
Replies: 35
Views: 5749

Re: Play off dates

The home leg is bound to be on the 17th May as that's the only date around then I can't make.
I've already made it certain that we'll be in the final as I'm going to the Isle of Man on the Saturday of the bank holiday weekend.
by wingnut
08 Mar 2017 10:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Newcastle (H)
Replies: 98
Views: 19406

Re: BFTG Newcastle (H)

You lot were watching a different game to me. Utter dross in the first half . Improved a bit in the second, mainly thanks to GMac stepping up. Kelly had one of the worst halves of football I've ever seen, culminating in kicking a corner straight out for a goal kick. Very harsh. We were okay, nowher...
by wingnut
04 Mar 2017 18:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wolves
Replies: 98
Views: 17105

Re: BFTG Wolves

Christ knows how we won that, we were garbage. Really turgid first half from both sides, second half Wolves should've won it as they were on top for most of it. Williams and Swift were largely anonymous for most of the game and Tyler Blacket is just not a left back. Poppa was exciting first half but...
by wingnut
05 Jan 2017 15:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Tiago Ilori
Replies: 353
Views: 69177

Re: Rumour - Tiago Ilori

J Lo reporting it as done deal. Having medical now, apparently.
by wingnut
04 Jan 2017 15:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Charles Watts to Arsenal
Replies: 127
Views: 21927

Re: Charles Watts to Arsenal

genome I begrudgingly unfollowed Charles last night. I don't fancy having my feed full of Arsenal match updates and it was a bit weird seeing him report on someone else.

Shame, top reporter.

Yeah, same - with similar sentiments
by wingnut
02 Jan 2017 17:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a) sponsored by Adge Cutler & The Wurzels
Replies: 98
Views: 14559

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a) sponsored by Adge Cutler & The Wurzels

The Cap Didn't we come back to get a decent win at Brizzle a few seasons ago? Not into the stats etc. Am sure somebody will advise though.

Yep. During the last promotion season, early on. We were shocking until the last 10 minutes and turned around a 2-0 deficit (I think) to win it.
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